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Adams, Willard 1835-1906

ADAMS, MERRIAM, MARSH

Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 2/1/2013 at 06:32:20

Postville Review, Fri., 21 Dec. 1906. (condensed).

Willard Adams, son of Kimball and Alvina Adams, was born in Russeltown, Canada in 1835, and died at his home in the old townsite of Myron, Iowa, Dec. 14, 1906, aged 71 years, 1 month and 18 days. He came with his parents to Luana in 1850.

Deceased was married at Hardin in 1855 to Jane Merriam; to which union three children were born - Emma, Albert and William - the latter surviving, the two former dying in infancy. The wife died Mar. 5, 1878. He was again married Oct. 3, 1887, to Eva B. Marsh, of Hardin; to this union were born three children - Burdell, Clarence and Asher - who with the wife survive to mourn his loss.

At the opening of the Civil war he responded to the president's call for volunteers, enlisting in Co. B, 21st Reg. Iowa Vol. Infantry, and there performed his duties faithfully until discharged. He was a member of the Luana M.E. church.

The funeral was held from the Hardin M.E. church, Sunday, Dec. 16th. Interment in the Luana cemetery.

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Added by S. Ferrall 4/9/2015:

Willard Adams, eldest son of Kimbal and Alvina Adams, was born in Russeltown, Canada, on Oct. 26th, 1835. He came to Iowa with his father's family in 1850 and settled on a farm one mile west of Luana.

He died on Dec. 14th, 1906, at his home near Myron, Allamakee County.

Deceased was married to Jane E. Merriam in 1855 at Harden. Three children were born to this union, Emma, Albert and William, the former two children dying in infancy, while Will lives near Luana. On March 5th, 1878 his wife died in Luana where they were then living.

On Oct. 3rd, 1887, he was again married to Eva B. Marsh and to them were born three children, Burdell, Clarence and Asher, who, together with the widow survive to mourn his loss.

He was an old soldier of the Civil War, having responded to the call of the president at the beginning of the war. He enlisted in Co. B, 21st Regiment, Iowa Infantry Volunteers, and served faithfully with his regiment until discharged from service.

Thus one more old soldier has passed from this earth and its sorrows, only remembered by what they have done.

~Elkader Register, 12/20/1906


 

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